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Same size for all! To
optically align all characters on a line, they cannot not have exactly
the same mathematical height. For example the triangle on this drawing
has to be higher than the rectangle. If this is not the case, the
triangle will for sure look smaller than the rectangle. While creating
a typeface, you want all the letters to have the same height.

Also round forms have to exceed the baseline to be optically the same.
If the circle would have exactly the same mathematical height as the
rectangle, it would look smaller than the square. This doesn't only
count for basic forms like triangles, circles and squares. It's
essential in type design, because they apply to every single character
in a typeface. Then it even doesn't matter if you're designing a latin,
cyrillic or greek font. It's a basic principle for any kind of shape.
Type terminology.
Communication during the design process is much easier when using basic
terminology of type. Here are a couple important ones, w…

Type Terminology

Type Terminology

Learning the language of type is essential to mastering it. Get started with this glossary. 

Do you know the difference between a dingbat and
a diphthong? Do you reach for the Rogaine when
the conversation turns to hairlines? Are you convinced
that ems and ens melt in your mouth, not in
your hand?

If you’re new to the design world, you may still
be absorbing an abundance of type-related terms.
And if you’ve been in the game for a while, you know
how important it is to stay current with industry
jargon. “Designers, clients, art directors, and foundries
need to have a common language to talk about
visual messages,” says Ilene Strizver, a typographic
consultant, designer, and founder of The Type Studio. “Designers need to learn
to be more verbal. You have to be able to talk about
type, justify your choices, and educate clients so they
can appreciate what you do—and why you do it.”

Allan Haley, director of Words and Letters at
Monotype Imaging (and regular DG contributor),
agrees. “It’s the …


Chupke se kahin, dheeme paaun se
jaane kis tarah, kis ghadi
aage badh gaye, humse raahon mein
par tum toh abhi thi yahin
kuch bhi na suna, kab ka tha gila
kaise keh diya alvida Jinke darmiya gujri thi abhi
kal tak yeh meri zindagi
dono baahon ko, thandi chaanv ko
hum bhi kar chale alvida Alvida, alvida, meri raahein alvida
meri saansein kehati hai, alvida
alvida, alvida, ab kehna aur kya
jab tune keh diya, alvida Sunle bekhabar, yuun aankhein pher kar aaj tu chali jaa
dhundegi nazar humko hi magar har jagah
aisi raaton mein leke karvate, yaad hamein karna
aur phir haar kar kehna kyun magar, keh diya alvida alvida
koi puchhe toh zara, kya socha aur kaha alvida
alvida, alvida, ab kehna aur kya
jab tune keh diya, alvida Hum the dil jale, phir bhi dil kahe
kaash mere sang aaj hote tum agar, hoti har dagar gulsitaa
tumse hai khafa, hum naaraaz hai, dil hai pareshaan
socha na suna tune kyun bhala keh diya alvida alvida
koi puchhe toh zara, kya socha aur kaha alvida
alvida, alvida, ab kehna aur kya
jab tune keh diya, …


My life right now is at threshold.
I moved away from Seattle. My plan was/is to live in Boise for a while (less than a month) and then go to San Francisco.
I left Seattle cause my health was pretty bad, and no job (but 700 dollar rent) and alone there for no reason. I have changed my major from Phd in Psychology to Masters in Graphic Design.
I came to Boise to be with mom for a while, and get my health under control and look for jobs in San Francisco so I can have a good transition there.
I am going to San Francisco because my school is there (Academy of Art- MFA Graphic Design) and because I have to start a good work, go to school (possibly work there) and settle there for a while.
Last time I wrote a blog about this, I was in Seattle.
Partial quote:
I hate Boise, and I don't want to be there for long. I wish I get a job ASAP in San Francisco so I can move there and start there.I have learned and changed a lot and I want to continue that and be happy as I am in San Francisco.
I k…


Clichés about Money

"Money is the root of all evil" - This means all bad things have a monetary reason behind them.

"Money makes the world go round" - This implies that money is required for each and everything.

"Time is money" - This suggests that time is valuable.

"A fool and his money are easily parted" - This means that foolishly handling money will result in its loss.

"Money to burn " - This implies that somebody has more money than his or her requirements.

Clichés about Love

"All’s fair in love and war" - This means that anything is acceptable in this situation.

"Unlucky in cards, lucky in love" - Losers use this cliché for consoling themselves.

"Misery loves company" - This means that sad and unhappy people expect others to share their sorrow.

"You only hurt the one you love" - This implies that the people closest to you are most affected by your actions.

"Love is blind" - This …

Bitter Sweet Symphony- Song for Seattle

Seattle, here is a song for you....
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony Lyrics

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Trying to make ends meet
You're a slave to money then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah

No change, I can't change
I can't change, I can't change
But I'm here in my mind
I am here in my mind
But I'm a million different people
from one day to the next
I can't change my mind
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,no,no,no,no,no(fading away)

Well I never pray
But tonight I'm on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now

No change, I can't change
I can't change, I can't change
But I'm here in my mind
I am here in my mind
And I'm a million different people
from one day to the next

Choir Songs

I use to sing...
I was part of my school choir from when I was in 5th grade, until I was in 8- so about 4 years.
I really liked singing then. It was very fun. We would have concerts.... it was really nice...
I also played the violin at that time, except I started playing violin when I was in 4th grade and played until I was in 10th.
I was going through my stuff and found my choir songs lyrics.
Here are the songs from BDF choir in Iowa. These are amazing songs.
The ones I have composer copy to, I will paste later, but ones I don't have composer copy to and just lyrics I am noting below.

P.S. some of these just sound like poems now because I have forgoteen the tune.. the ones I haven't forgotten the tune are playing in my mind..

Oooo Out of the bosom of the air, out of the cloud-fold of her garment shaken (over the woodlands, brown and bare) over the harvest field for shaken (over the harvest field for shaken)
Oooo Silent and soft and slow de-sends the snow... de-sends t…

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in cons…

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and its all small stuff

This is a really good book. I learned a lot from this book, and its very helpful, straight forward and clear. Dr. Richard Carlson is a very famous author and has many improvement books like this.
1. Don't sweat the small stuff
2. Make peace with imperfection
3. Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be super achievers
4. Be aware of the snowball effect of your thinking
5. Develop you compassion
6. Remind yourself that when you die, your "in basket" won't be empty
7. Don't interrupt others or finish their sentence
8. Do something nice for someone and don't tell anyone about it
9. Let others have the glory
10. Learn to live in present moment.
11. Imagine that everyone is enlightened except you
12. Let other be "right" most of the time
13. Become more patient
14. Create "Patience Practice Periods"
15. Be the first one to act loving or reach out
16. Ask yourself the question, "Will this matter a year from now"
17. Surrender to the…

Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you had and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, its between you and god.
If was never between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Cloud Nine

Someone Asked: “What is the origin of the expression cloud nine for a very happy person?”
The phrase to be on cloud nine, meaning that one was blissfully happy, started life in the United States and has been widely known there since the 1950s; it’s since spread worldwide. It’s said to have been popularised by the Johnny Dollar radio show of that period, in which every time the hero was knocked unconscious he was transported to Cloud Nine. But that wasn’t the origin of the phrase. It’s been around since the 1930s, though early examples show a lot of numerical variability, with the cloud sometimes being as low as number seven or eight or as high as thirty-nine, though seven and nine were most common.
These discrepancies make me suspect the usual explanation of its origin, which is that it comes from the US Weather Bureau. The story is that this organisation describes (or once described) clouds by an arithmetic sequence. Level Nine was the very highest cumulonimbus, which can reach 30,00…


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.


Act naturally
Happily married
Microsoft works
Holy war
Found missing
Resident alien
Minor catastrophe
Affordable housing
Near miss
Great depression
Canadian army
Phone sex
United nations
Advanced BASIC
Genuine imitation
Death benefits
Airline food
Women's rights
Good grief
Same difference
Almost exactly
Sensitive man
Government organization
Everything except
Civil war
Good kid
Sanitary landfill
Alone together
Legally drunk
Silent scream
British fashion
Living dead
Small crowd
Business ethics
Soft rock
Butt head
Military intelligence
Software documentation
New York culture
New classic
Sweet sorrow
Child proof
Now, then
Synthetic natural gas
Christian scientist
Passive aggressive
Taped live
Clearly misunderstood
Peace force
Extinct life
Temporary tax increase
Computer security
Plastic glasses
Terrible pleased
New and improved
Computer jock
Political science
Tights slacks
Definite maybe
Pretty ugly
Twelve-ounce pound cake
Diet ice cream
Rap music
Working vacation
Exact estimate

Hitch Quote by Will Smith

Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away

I've Learned

I've learned.... classroom in the world is at a feet of an elderly person
...when you're in love, it shows
...just one person saying you've made my day, makes my day
...having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world
...being kind is more important than being right should never say no to a gift from a child
...i can always pray for someone when i don't have the strength to help them in any way matter how serious life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with
...sometimes, all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand
...simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when i was a child, did wonders for me as an adult is a roll of toilet paper, the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes
...we should be glad god doesn't give us everything we ask for doesn't buy class's those small daily happenings that make like so spectacular

El Problema by Ricardo Arjona

El Problema- Ricardo Arjona

El problema no fue hallarte, el problema es olvidarte
(The problem was not to be, the problem is to forget you)
El problema no es tu ausencia, el problema es que te espero
(The problem is not your absence, the problem is that I wait for you/hope)
El problema no es problema, el problema es que me duele
(The problem is not a problem, the problem is that it hurts me)
El problema no es que mientas, el problema es que te creo
(The problem is not that you lie, the problem is that I believe you)

El problema no es que juegues, el problema es que es conmigo
(The problem is not that you play, the problem is that it is with me)
Si me gustaste por ser libre, quien soy yo para cambiarte
(If I liked for being free, who it is me who is to change)
Si me quede queriendo solo, como hacer para obligarte
(If I remained queriendo alone, like to do to put under an obligation)
El problema no es quererte, es que tu no sientas lo mismo
(The problem is not to love you, the fact is …

5 Ways to Improve Mental Health

1) Practice meditating. You simply have to turn your thoughts inward and relax in order to meditate. Breathe deeply and accept all things as they are in that moment. Do this several times a day to re-center yourself.

2) Get plenty of exercise. Push yourself hard when you exercise to prove to yourself that you're stronger than you think you are. There is a correlation between mental strength and strenuous physical activity.

3) Focus yourself on the task at hand. Instead of daydreaming about what you're going to do on the following weekend, be completely involved with whatever you are doing in the moment. Powerful concentration equals a mental strength.

4) Change your attitude in a positive direction. If you hear negative thoughts in your head, shut them off and put a positive spin on them. People with a positive attitude are more likely to respond with strength and confidence in any given situation. Share your worries and concerns with someone. You can also journal your …

Promise Yourself

To be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think of only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful counteract at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

-Christen D Larson

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